- Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
- Master of Urban & Environmental Planning, University of Virginia
With graduate degrees in landscape architecture and urban and environmental planning, Rachel brings an interest in larger scale systems and dynamics to site scale design. Developing spaces that are rich and functional within their local and regional context, and engaging and welcoming to their users, is a primary goal in her work. Her interest in landscape architecture grew out of an undergraduate background in public and environmental health, in particular, her research on the interactions between the built environment, ecological systems, and human health. With prior experience in Virginia, Boston and the San Francisco Bay area, Rachel brings both a diverse design background and a strong appreciation for the unique character of the Southeastern United States landscape to her work at Surface 678.